13 January 2007 by Published in: Blogging 11 comments

This marks the 400th post on this blog since it was started in September 2005. I never figured it would be around long enough to reach anything close to 400 posts, but here you have it. It’s now been nearly a year and a half since I launched this little project of mine and created a my own little corner of the Internet for me to rant. I hope that my readers have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Stay tuned. There’s more to come.

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  1. Sat 13th Jan 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Heres to 400 more!

  2. Randy Sauls
    Sun 14th Jan 2007 at 12:57 am


    Congratulations on reaching this milestone. Always enjoy your insights and look forward to many more posts.


  3. Lanny Thomas Tanton
    Sun 14th Jan 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Eric,

    Congratulations. I have always enjoyed reading your articles and hope that you have both the health and time to continue sharing with us the fruits of your labor–at least for another 400 And here’s to Susan who supports you in this effort–she must be a saint! Without our wives’ support and encouragement we would be unable to pursue our hobby.

    Best wishes,

  4. Michael Aubrecht
    Mon 15th Jan 2007 at 11:08 am

    Congrats Eric. BTW: I posted some praise the other day for your cover story on Stuart’s ride in the Civil War Times. My compliments to both you and JD. Well done!

  5. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks, Mike – we’re glad you liked the article!


  6. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Love your site, perhaps I can post some info as well. Photo at link
    -Tony Larson

    Oregon Republican League: Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 272.

    THOMPSON, HON. D. P. [Editor inserted: Daniel David P. Thompson], of Portland, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, November 8, 1834. He was early employed as a mechanical engineer, and learned the blacksmith trade. In 1853 he came to Oregon and began hard work at Oregon City. In 1854 he was appointed on the United States survey, and continued seven years. He enlisted in the First Oregon Cavalry and retired with rank of captain. He worked on surveying till 1874, when President Grant appointed him Governor of Idaho, holding the office two years. He was a delegate to the national convention of 1876, and the same year located in Portland. He was gradually become extensively interested in banks, mines and other enterprises, and has accumulated a fortune. He was for four years a member of the state senate from Clackamas County, and in 1878 was elected to the house from Multnomah. In 1879 he was elected Mayor of Portland, and was re-elected in 1881. In 1887 he went abroad for a year, and on his return was elected to the legislature again. In 1892 he was appointed United States Minister to Turkey, but the next year retired for a Democratic successor. In 1890 Mr. Thompson was the party nominee for Governor of the state, but was beaten by a Democratic and Populist combination. He is now the nominee for Member of the State Board of Equalization.

  7. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Oregon Republican League: Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 98. Photo at the link. – Tony Larson

    SUMMERS, COLONEL OWEN, of Portland, was born in Brockville, Canada, June 13, 1850, and went with his parents to Illinois at an early age. They soon after died, leaving him to make his way in the world alone. He worked on a farm and attended school at intervals until he was fourteen years of age, when, after repeated efforts, he succeeded in enlisting in Company H, Third Illinois Cavalry, February 22, 1865, and was immediately sent to the front. His regiment fought guerrillas all spring and summer, and in the fall made a campaign against the Sioux Indians. He was mustered out in November. In 1875 he came to the coast, but returned East. In 1879 he again came, and embarked in the crockery business in Portland, which he has built up to large proportions. He has done much to build up the National Guard in Oregon. He was one of the organizers of the Veteran Guard in 1883, and was elected First Lieutenant. He than served as Adjutant of the battalion, and in 1887 was elected Lieutenant-Colonel of the First Regiment. In 1891 he was re-elected, and in 1895, was chosen Colonel. In 1891 he was elected Department Commander of the G. A. R. He is an ardent Republican, and has been a familiar figure in conventions. He was elected to the legislature in 1886, and was the party nominee for Sheriff in 1892.

  8. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 235. Photo at link. – Tony Larson

    LORD, HON. WILLIAM P., Governor of Oregon, was born in Dover, Delaware, in 1838. He graduated from Fairfield College, New York, and read law. He was among the first to volunteer when the war broke out, enlisting in a battalion of Delaware cavalry, and served through the war with the rank of major. He then graduated from the Albany Law College, and accepted a commission as lieutenant in the regular army. He was stationed in the Welt and finally Alaska. Later he resigned and began the practice of his profession in Sale, Oregon. In 1878 the Republicans of Marion County elected him to the State Senate, and in 1880 he was elected a Judge of the Supreme Couth, and became Chief Justice. He was re-elected in 1882 and in 1888, and in 1895 was inaugurated Governor of the state, to which office he was elected before his term as judge fully expired. Under him Oregon began to enjoy the first Republican administration of his office justifies the confidence that was placed in him by the people.

  9. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 152. Photo at link. -Tony Larson

    APPERSON, JOHN T., of Oregon City, was born in Christian County, Kentucky, December 23, 1834. The next year the family moved to Newton County, Missouri, and in 1847 crossed the plains to Oregon, the father dying on the way. Being the oldest of four boys, upon John devolved much of the responsibility of caring for and educating the family of nine children, so that his own educational opportunities were limited. In 1859 he became interested in steamboating on the Willamette, and commanded the steamer which conveyed Colonel E.D. Baker, Oregon’s first Republican senator, from Salem to Portland on his way to Washington in 1860. In 1861, when Colonel Baker called for a regiment of Oregon cavalry, young Apperson volunteered, but the death of Colonel Baker blasted the young man’s hope of serving under him. He remained in the army till the close of the war. He then resumed steamboating until 1872, and has since lived on his farm near Oregon City. In 1870 he was elected Representative from Clackamas County to the legislature. In 1874 he was elected Sheriff on that county, and served two terms. In 1878 he was elected State Senator, and became for two sessions a leading figure in that body. He was the nominee again in 1884, but party dissensions cause the defeat of the ticket. In 1884 he was a delegate to the national convention, and supported both Blaine and Logan, and was chosen a member of the national executive committee for Oregon. In 1888 he was elected to the lower house of the legislature from Clackamas County. In 1889 he was appointed Register of the United States Land Office at Oregon City, and served four years. He has been frequently a member of the county and state central committees, and a delegate to conventions. He has taken a prominent part in the councils of the Republican party from its foundation, and in founding and developing the State of Oregon.

  10. Wed 17th Jan 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Last one !! Oregon Republican League: Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 248. Photo at link. -Tony Larson

    YATES, HON. CHRIS. P., of Manning, was born in Chataqua County, New York, June 23, 1835. He enlisted in the First Colorado cavalry as a private and served through the war, being mustered out as Captain and Assistant Surgeon. He was a member of the first constitution convention of Colorado. Mr. Yates traveled all through South America as a special correspondent. In 1871 he came to Oregon and was connected with the Portland Telegram, News and other papers, and in the music business till 1882, when he located on a farm in Washington County. Mr. Yates was a delegate to he Multnomah County convention in 1876 and 1878 and the Washington County since 1888, a delegate to the state convention in 1892 and 1894, and the club meeting of 1895 and 1896. In 1890 he was appointed Postmaster of Manning. Mr. Yates was elected to the legislature in Multnomah County in 1878, and in Washington County in 1894.

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